13 years ago[PATCH] kthread: update loop.c to use kthread
Serge E. Hallyn [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:59 +0000]
[PATCH] kthread: update loop.c to use kthread

Update loop.c to use a kthread instead of a deprecated kernel_thread for
loop devices.

[akpm@osdl.org: don't change the thread's name]
Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel-doc for lib/crc*.c
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:59 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel-doc for lib/crc*.c

Make kernel-doc corrections & additions to lib/crc*.c.  Add crc functions to
kernel-api.tmpl in DocBook.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel-doc for lib/cmdline.c
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:58 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel-doc for lib/cmdline.c

Add a new chapter for kernel-lib functions to kernel-api.tmpl.  Add
lib/cmdline.c to the new kernel-lib chapter.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel-doc for lib/bitmap.c
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:57 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel-doc for lib/bitmap.c

Make corrections/fixes to kernel-doc in lib/bitmap.c and include it in DocBook
template.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Remove needless checks in fs/9p/vfs_inode.c
Eric Sesterhenn [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:57 +0000]
[PATCH] Remove needless checks in fs/9p/vfs_inode.c

coverity found two needless checks in vfs_inode.c (cid #1165 and #1164)
In both cases inode is always NULL when we goto error; either because it
is still initialized to NULL or is set to NULL explicitly. This patch
simply removes these checks to save some code.

Signed-off-by: Eric Sesterhenn <snakebyte@gmx.de>
Acked-by: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@gmail.com>
Cc: Ron Minnich <rminnich@lanl.gov>
Cc: Latchesar Ionkov <lucho@ionkov.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ide-floppy: fix debug-only syntax error
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:56 +0000]
[PATCH] ide-floppy: fix debug-only syntax error

Fix debug-only printk syntax error.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel-doc: warn on malformed function docs.
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:55 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel-doc: warn on malformed function docs.

When the verbose (-v) option is used with scripts/kernel-doc, this option
reports when the kernel-doc format is malformed and apparently contains
function description lines before function parameters.  In these cases, the
kernel-doc script will print something like: Warning(filemap.c:335):
contents before sections

I have fixed the problems in mm/filemap.c and added lots of kernel-doc to
that file (posted to the linux-mm mailing list Mon.  2006-June-12).

The real goal (as requested by Andrew Morton) is to allow the short
function description to be more than one line long.  This patch is both a
kernel-doc checker and a tool en route to that goal.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fuse: scramble lock owner ID
Miklos Szeredi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:55 +0000]
[PATCH] fuse: scramble lock owner ID

VFS uses current->files pointer as lock owner ID, and it wouldn't be
prudent to expose this value to userspace.  So scramble it with XTEA using
a per connection random key, known only to the kernel.  Only one direction
needs to be implemented, since the ID is never sent in the reverse
direction.

The XTEA algorithm is implemented inline since it's simple enough to do so,
and this adds less complexity than if the crypto API were used.

Thanks to Jesper Juhl for the idea.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fuse: add request interruption
Miklos Szeredi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:54 +0000]
[PATCH] fuse: add request interruption

Add synchronous request interruption.  This is needed for file locking
operations which have to be interruptible.  However filesystem may implement
interruptibility of other operations (e.g.  like NFS 'intr' mount option).

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fuse: rename the interrupted flag
Miklos Szeredi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:53 +0000]
[PATCH] fuse: rename the interrupted flag

Rename the 'interrupted' flag to 'aborted', since it indicates exactly that,
and next patch will introduce an 'interrupted' flag for a

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fuse: ensure FLUSH reaches userspace
Miklos Szeredi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:52 +0000]
[PATCH] fuse: ensure FLUSH reaches userspace

All POSIX locks owned by the current task are removed on close().  If the
FLUSH request resulting initiated by close() fails to reach userspace, there
might be locks remaining, which cannot be removed.

The only reason it could fail, is if allocating the request fails.  In this
case use the request reserved for RELEASE, or if that is currently used by
another FLUSH, wait for it to become available.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fuse: add POSIX file locking support
Miklos Szeredi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:52 +0000]
[PATCH] fuse: add POSIX file locking support

This patch adds POSIX file locking support to the fuse interface.

This implementation doesn't keep any locking state in kernel.  Unlocking on
close() is handled by the FLUSH message, which now contains the lock owner id.

Mandatory locking is not supported.  The filesystem may enfoce mandatory
locking in userspace if needed.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fuse: add control filesystem
Miklos Szeredi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:51 +0000]
[PATCH] fuse: add control filesystem

Add a control filesystem to fuse, replacing the attributes currently exported
through sysfs.  An empty directory '/sys/fs/fuse/connections' is still created
in sysfs, and mounting the control filesystem here provides backward
compatibility.

Advantages of the control filesystem over the previous solution:

  - allows the object directory and the attributes to be owned by the
    filesystem owner, hence letting unpriviled users abort the
    filesystem connection

  - does not suffer from module unload race

[akpm@osdl.org: fix this fs for recent dhowells depredations]
[akpm@osdl.org: fix 64-bit printk warnings]
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fuse: no backgrounding on interrupt
Miklos Szeredi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:50 +0000]
[PATCH] fuse: no backgrounding on interrupt

Don't put requests into the background when a fatal interrupt occurs while the
request is in userspace.  This removes a major wart from the implementation.

Backgrounding of requests was introduced to allow breaking of deadlocks.
However now the same can be achieved by aborting the filesystem through the
'abort' sysfs attribute.

This is a change in the interface, but should not cause problems, since these
kinds of deadlocks never happen during normal operation.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fuse: use MISC_MAJOR
Jan Engelhardt [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:49 +0000]
[PATCH] fuse: use MISC_MAJOR

The following patches add POSIX file locking to the fuse interface.

Additional changes ralated to this are:

  - asynchronous interrupt of requests by SIGKILL no longer supported

  - separate control filesystem, instead of using sysfs objects

  - add support for synchronously interrupting requests

Details are documented in Documentation/filesystems/fuse.txt throughout the
patches.

This patch:

Have fuse.h use MISC_MAJOR rather than a hardcoded '10'.

Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Another couple of alterations to the memory barrier doc
David Howells [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:49 +0000]
[PATCH] Another couple of alterations to the memory barrier doc

Make another couple of alterations to the memory barrier document following
suggestions by Alan Stern and in co-operation with Paul McKenney:

 (*) Rework the point of introduction of memory barriers and the description
     of what they are to reiterate why they're needed.

 (*) Modify a statement about the use of data dependency barriers to note that
     other barriers can be used instead (as they imply DD-barriers).

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Acked-By: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] More !tty cleanups in drivers/char
Eric Sesterhenn [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:48 +0000]
[PATCH] More !tty cleanups in drivers/char

Another bunch of checks in the char drivers .put_char() and .write()
routines, where tty can never be NULL.  This patch removes these checks to
save some code.  Coverity choked at those with the following bug ids:

isicom.c  767, 766
specialix.c 773, 774
synclink_cs.c 779, 781
synclink_gt.c 784, 785
synclinkmp.c 784, 785

Signed-off-by: Eric Sesterhenn <snakebyte@gmx.de>
Cc: Paul Fulghum <paulkf@microgate.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Update contact information in CREDITS
Niels Kristian Bech Jensen [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:47 +0000]
[PATCH] Update contact information in CREDITS

Update my contact information in CREDITS.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] autofs4: need to invalidate children on tree mount expire
Ian Kent [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:47 +0000]
[PATCH] autofs4: need to invalidate children on tree mount expire

I've found a case where invalid dentrys in a mount tree, waiting to be
cleaned up by d_invalidate, prevent the expected expire.

In this case dentrys created during a lookup for which a mount fails or has
no entry in the mount map contribute to the d_count of the parent dentry.
These dentrys may not be invalidated prior to comparing the interanl usage
count of valid autofs dentrys against the dentry d_count which makes a
mount tree appear busy so it doesn't expire.

Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Clean up char/esp.c
Eric Sesterhenn [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:46 +0000]
[PATCH] Clean up char/esp.c

coverity choked at another two !tty checks, in places where tty can
never be NULL. Since it removes some code we should remove
these checks. (Coverity ids #763,#762)

Signed-off-by Eric Sesterhenn <snakebyte@gmx.de>

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Cyclades Cleanup
Eric Sesterhenn [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:45 +0000]
[PATCH] Cyclades Cleanup

coverity choked at two !tty checks, in places where tty can never be NULL.
Since it removes some code we should remove these checks.  (Coverity ids
#763,#762)

[akpm@osdl.org: even cleaner!]
Signed-off-by: Eric Sesterhenn <snakebyte@gmx.de>
Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Link error when futexes are disabled on 64bit architectures
Anton Blanchard [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:44 +0000]
[PATCH] Link error when futexes are disabled on 64bit architectures

If futexes are disabled we fail to link on ppc64.

Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] RCU documentation: self-limiting updates and call_rcu()
Paul E. McKenney [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:44 +0000]
[PATCH] RCU documentation: self-limiting updates and call_rcu()

An update to the RCU documentation calling out the
self-limiting-update-rate advantages of synchronize_rcu(), and describing
how to use call_rcu() in a way that results in self-limiting updates.
Self-limiting updates are important to avoiding RCU-induced OOM in face of
denial-of-service attacks.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] readahead: backoff on I/O error
Wu Fengguang [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:43 +0000]
[PATCH] readahead: backoff on I/O error

Backoff readahead size exponentially on I/O error.

Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru> described the problem as:

[QUOTE]
Suppose there's a CD-rom with a scratch/etc, one sector is unreadable.
In order to "fix" it, one have to read it and write to another CD-rom,
or something.. or just ignore the error (if it's just a skip in a video
stream).  Let's assume the unreadable block is number U.

But current behavior is just insane.  An application requests block
number N, which is before U. Kernel tries to read-ahead blocks N..U.
Cdrom drive tries to read it, re-read it.. for some time.  Finally,
when all the N..U-1 blocks are read, kernel returns block number N
(as requested) to an application, successefully.

Now an app requests block number N+1, and kernel tries to read
blocks N+1..U+1.  Retrying again as in previous step.

And so on, up to when an app requests block number U-1.  And when,
finally, it requests block U, it receives read error.

So, kernel currentry tries to re-read the same failing block as
many times as the current readahead value (256 (times?) by default).

This whole process already killed my cdrom drive (I posted about it
to LKML several months ago) - literally, the drive has fried, and
does not work anymore.  Ofcourse that problem was a bug in firmware
(or whatever) of the drive *too*, but.. main problem with that is
current readahead logic as described above.
[/QUOTE]

Which was confirmed by Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>:

[QUOTE]
For ide-cd, it tends do only end the first part of the request on a
medium error. So you may see a lot of repeats :/
[/QUOTE]

With this patch, retries are expected to be reduced from, say, 256, to 5.

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups]
Signed-off-by: Wu Fengguang <wfg@mail.ustc.edu.cn>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] R3964: fix GFP_KERNEL allocations in timer function
David Woodhouse [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:41 +0000]
[PATCH] R3964: fix GFP_KERNEL allocations in timer function

In the error case, add_msg() gets called from timer functions, so should
be using GFP_ATOMIC instead of GFP_KERNEL.

Ref: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6659.  Thanks to Christian
Werner <chw@ch-werner.de> for reporting, and for the initial fix.

Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] advansys section fixes
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:40 +0000]
[PATCH] advansys section fixes

Priority: not critical.
Mark 3 functions __init.  Saves a little memory.
This makes these functions' calls to AdvWaitEEPCmd() (which is __init)
be clean (i.e., eliminates text -> init -> text call chain).

Fix multiple section mismatch warnings:
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet3550EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7a22) and 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet3550EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7a4e) and 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet3550EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7a79) and 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet3550EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7aa2) and 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet3550EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7abb) and 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7ae0) and 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7b0c) and 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7b37) and 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7b60) and 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C0800EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7b79) and 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7b9e) and 'AdvExeScsiQueue'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7bca) and 'AdvExeScsiQueue'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7bf5) and 'AdvExeScsiQueue'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7c1e) and 'AdvExeScsiQueue'
WARNING: drivers/scsi/advansys.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'AdvSet38C1600EEPConfig' (at offset 0x7c37) and 'AdvExeScsiQueue'

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] char/ip2: more section fixes (replacement)
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:39 +0000]
[PATCH] char/ip2: more section fixes (replacement)

Priority: tossup.
In theory some of these (previously) __init functions could be called
after init, but that problem has not been observed AFAIK.

There were 2 cases of cleanup_module() (module_exit) calling __init
functions (clear_requested_irq() & have_requested_irq()).
These are more serious, but still not observed AFAIK.

Fix sections mismatch:
WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'cleanup_module' (at offset 0x228b) and 'ip2_loadmain'
WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'cleanup_module' (at offset 0x22ae) and 'ip2_loadmain'
WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x2501) and 'set_irq'
WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x25de) and 'set_irq'
WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x2698) and 'set_irq'
WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x2922) and 'set_irq'
WARNING: drivers/char/ip2/ip2main.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'ip2_loadmain' (at offset 0x299e) and 'set_irq'

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] cdrom/mcdx: section fixes
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:38 +0000]
[PATCH] cdrom/mcdx: section fixes

Priority: not critical.
Make __mcdx_init() __init and static.  Saves a little memory.

Fix section mismatch warning and make the function static while there:
WARNING: drivers/cdrom/mcdx.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'init_module' (at offset 0x8be) and 'mcdx_transfer'

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] trident fb section fixes
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:38 +0000]
[PATCH] trident fb section fixes

Priority: not critical.
Change 3 functions from __init to __devinit.
Could be an init/probe problem in theory, but not observed, so not
high priority IMO.

Fix section mismatch warnings:
WARNING: drivers/video/tridentfb.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'trident_pci_probe' (at offset 0x1aad) and 'trident_pci_remove'
WARNING: drivers/video/tridentfb.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'trident_pci_probe' (at offset 0x1b22) and 'trident_pci_remove'
WARNING: drivers/video/tridentfb.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'trident_pci_probe' (at offset 0x1b31) and 'trident_pci_remove'

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Cc: "Antonino A. Daplas" <adaplas@pol.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] wan/sdla section fixes
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:37 +0000]
[PATCH] wan/sdla section fixes

netdev->set_config can be called at any time, so these references
to __initdata would be a real problem.
However, problem has not been observed AFAIK.

Fix section mismatch warnings:
WARNING: drivers/net/wan/sdla.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.data: from .text between 'sdla_set_config' (at offset 0x1b8e) and 'sdla_stats'
WARNING: drivers/net/wan/sdla.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.data: from .text between 'sdla_set_config' (at offset 0x1e76) and 'sdla_stats'

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ftruncate does not always update m/ctime
Peter Staubach [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:36 +0000]
[PATCH] ftruncate does not always update m/ctime

In the course of trying to track down a bug where a file mtime was not
being updated correctly, it was discovered that the m/ctime updates were
not quite being handled correctly for ftruncate() calls.

Quoth SUSv3:

open(2):

        If O_TRUNC is set and the file did previously exist, upon
        successful completion, open() shall mark for update the st_ctime
        and st_mtime fields of the file.

truncate(2):

        Upon successful completion, if the file size is changed, this
        function shall mark for update the st_ctime and st_mtime fields
        of the file, and the S_ISUID and S_ISGID bits of the file mode
        may be cleared.

ftruncate(2):

        Upon successful completion, if fildes refers to a regular file,
        the ftruncate() function shall mark for update the st_ctime and
        st_mtime fields of the file and the S_ISUID and S_ISGID bits of
        the file mode may be cleared. If the ftruncate() function is
        unsuccessful, the file is unaffected.

The open(O_TRUNC) and truncate cases were being handled correctly, but the
ftruncate case was being handled like the truncate case.  The semantics of
truncate and ftruncate don't quite match, so ftruncate needs to be handled
slightly differently.

The attached patch addresses this issue for ftruncate(2).

My thanx to Stephen Tweedie and Trond Myklebust for their help in
understanding the situation and semantics.

Signed-off-by: Peter Staubach <staubach@redhat.com>
Cc: "Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@redhat.com>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] N32 sigset and __COMPAT_ENDIAN_SWAP__
akpm@osdl.org [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:35 +0000]
[PATCH] N32 sigset and __COMPAT_ENDIAN_SWAP__

I'm testing glibc on MIPS64, little-endian, N32, O32 and N64 multilibs.

Among the NPTL test failures seen are some arising from sigsuspend problems
for N32: it blocks the wrong signals, so SIGCANCEL (SIGRTMIN) is blocked
despite glibc's carefully excluding it from sets of signals to block.
Specifically, testing suggests it blocks signal N^32 instead of signal N,
so (in the example tested) blocking SIGUSR1 (17) blocks signal 49 instead.

glibc's sigset_t uses an array of unsigned long, as does the kernel.
In both cases, signal N+1 is represented as
(1UL << (N % (8 * sizeof (unsigned long)))) in word number
(N / (8 * sizeof (unsigned long))).

Thus the N32 glibc uses an array of 32-bit words and the N64 kernel uses an
array of 64-bit words.  For little-endian, the layout is the same, with
signals 1-32 in the first 4 bytes, signals 33-64 in the second, etc.; for
big-endian, userspace has that layout while in the kernel each 8 bytes have
the two halves swapped from the userspace layout.

The N32 sigsuspend syscall uses sigset_from_compat to convert the userspace
sigset to kernel format.  If __COMPAT_ENDIAN_SWAP__ is *not* set, this uses
logic of the form

  set->sig[0] = compat->sig[0] | (((long)compat->sig[1]) << 32 )

to convert the userspace sigset to a kernel one.  This looks correct to me
for both big and little endian, given that in userspace compat->sig[1] will
represent signals 33-64, and so will the high 32 bits of set->sig[0] in the
kernel.  If however __COMPAT_ENDIAN_SWAP__ *is* set, as it is for
__MIPSEL__, it uses

  set->sig[0] = compat->sig[1] | (((long)compat->sig[0]) << 32 );

which seems incorrect for both big and little endian, and would
explain the observed symptoms.

This code is the only use of __COMPAT_ENDIAN_SWAP__, so if incorrect
then that macro serves no purpose, in which case something like the
following patch would seem appropriate to remove it.

Signed-off-by: Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>
Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ext3: cleanup dead code in ext3_add_entry()
Johann Lombardi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:33 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3: cleanup dead code in ext3_add_entry()

The variables nlen and rlen are defined/initialized but not used in
ext3_add_entry().

Signed-off-by: Johann Lombardi <johann.lombardi@bull.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] 9pfs: missing result check in v9fs_vfs_readlink() and v9fs_vfs_link()
Florin Malita [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:31 +0000]
[PATCH] 9pfs: missing result check in v9fs_vfs_readlink() and v9fs_vfs_link()

__getname() may fail and return NULL (as pointed out by Coverity 437 &
1220).

Signed-off-by: Florin Malita <fmalita@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@gmail.com>
Cc: <rminnich@lanl.gov>
Cc: Latchesar Ionkov <lucho@ionkov.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Get rid of /proc/sys/proc
Stephen Hemminger [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:31 +0000]
[PATCH] Get rid of /proc/sys/proc

The table is empty, why does it still exist?

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] checkstack: print module names
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:29 +0000]
[PATCH] checkstack: print module names

Finding "init_module" high stack usage problems is challenging when there
are over 1600 "init_module" functions in the kernel tree, so make
checkstack.pl print out the filename where the stack usage occurs.  This is
useful for code built as loadable modules.

For built-in code, it just prints the kernel image file name, like
"vmlinux".  Examples:

(before patch:)
0x0000000d callback: 1928
0xffffffff81678c09 huft_build: 1560
0x0018 init_module: 1512

(after patch:)
0x0000000d callback [divacapi]: 1928
0xffffffff81678c09 huft_build [vmlinux]: 1560
0x0018 init_module [hdaps]: 1512

Also change one if-series to use elsif to cut down on unneeded tests.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Acked-by: Joern Engel <joern@wh.fh-wedel.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] RTC: add rtc-ds1742 driver
Atsushi Nemoto [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:29 +0000]
[PATCH] RTC: add rtc-ds1742 driver

Add an RTC driver for the Dallas DS1742 RTC chip.

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups, compile fix]
Signed-off-by: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] RTC: add rtc-ds1553 driver
Atsushi Nemoto [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:28 +0000]
[PATCH] RTC: add rtc-ds1553 driver

Add an RTC driver for the Dallas DS1553 RTC chip.

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups, compile fix]
Signed-off-by: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] at91rm9200-rtc-driver-tidy
Andrew Morton [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:27 +0000]
[PATCH] at91rm9200-rtc-driver-tidy

- whitespace fixes (80-col display)

- one unneeded cast of void*

Cc: Andrew Victor <andrew@sanpeople.com>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] AT91RM9200 RTC driver
Andrew Victor [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:27 +0000]
[PATCH] AT91RM9200 RTC driver

Adds support for the RTC integrated in the Atmel AT91RM9200 SoC.

Driver was originally written for 2.4 by Rick Bronson.  Then converted to
2.6 ARM RTC API by Steven Scholz.  Now converted to the RTC class model.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Victor <andrew@sanpeople.com>
Signed-off-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] RTC: Add rtc_year_days() to calculate tm_yday
Andrew Victor [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:25 +0000]
[PATCH] RTC: Add rtc_year_days() to calculate tm_yday

RTC: Add exported function rtc_year_days() to calculate the tm_yday value.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Victor <andrew@sanpeople.com>
Signed-off-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Add v3020 RTC support
Raphael Assenat [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:24 +0000]
[PATCH] Add v3020 RTC support

This patch adds support for the v3020 RTC from EM Microelectronic.

The v3020 RTC is designed to be connected on a bus using only one data bit.
 Since any data bit may be used, it is necessary to specify this to the
driver by passing a struct v3020_platform_data pointer (see
include/linux/rtc-v3020.h) to the driver.

Part of the following code comes from the kernel patchs produced by
Compulab for their products.  The original file (available here:
http://raph.people.8d.com/misc/emv3020.c) was released under the terms of
the GPL license.

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups]
Signed-off-by: Raphael Assenat <raph@raphnet.net>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] rtc: small documentation update
Jean Delvare [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:23 +0000]
[PATCH] rtc: small documentation update

Rtc driver documentation update

* Mention the max-user-freq control file.
* Add missing header in example code.

Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Add max6902 RTC support
Raphael Assenat [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:23 +0000]
[PATCH] Add max6902 RTC support

Add support for the MAX6902 SPI RTC chip.  Tested on a pxa2xx cpu.

The compulab code comes from the kernel patch the produce for their
cn-x255 board. (inside a zip file on the
http://www.compulab.co.il/x255/html/x255-developer.htm)

The original file (drivers/char/max6902.c) was GPL, which is of course
an appropriate licence:

/*
 * max6902.c
 *
 * Driver for MAX6902 RTC
 *
 * Copyright (C) 2004 Compulab Ltd.
 *
 *
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
 * published by the Free Software Foundation.
 *
 *
 */

For reference, you can get the original file here:
http://raph.people.8d.com/misc/max6902.c

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups]
Signed-off-by: Raphael Assenat <raph@raphnet.net>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] rtc subsystem: add capability checks
Alessandro Zummo [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:20 +0000]
[PATCH] rtc subsystem: add capability checks

Centralize CAP_SYS_XXX checks to avoid duplicate code and missing checks in
the drivers.

Signed-off-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Cc: Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
Cc: Yoichi Yuasa <yoichi_yuasa@tripeaks.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] rtc subsystem, fix capability checks in kernel interface
Alessandro Zummo [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:20 +0000]
[PATCH] rtc subsystem, fix capability checks in kernel interface

Remove commented capability checks and add some others.

Signed-off-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] drivers/acorn/char/pcf8583.[hc] vs. RTC subsystem
G. Liakhovetski [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:18 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/acorn/char/pcf8583.[hc] vs. RTC subsystem

A port of the driver for the pcf8583 i2c rtc controller to the generic RTC
framework by Alessandro Zummo.  Based on
drivers/acorn/char/{pcf8583.[hc],i2c.c}.  Hopefully, acorn can be converted
too to use this driver in the future.

Signed-off-by: G. Liakhovetski <gl@dsa-ac.de>
Signed-off-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] RTC: rtc-dev UIE emulation
Atsushi Nemoto [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:17 +0000]
[PATCH] RTC: rtc-dev UIE emulation

Import genrtc's RTC UIE emulation (CONFIG_GEN_RTC_X) to rtc-dev driver with
slight adjustments/refinements.  This makes UIE-less rtc drivers work
better with programs doing read/poll on /dev/rtc, such as hwclock.  This
emulation should not harm rtc drivers with UIE support, since
rtc_dev_ioctl() calls underlaying rtc driver's ioctl() first.

Signed-off-by: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>
Acked-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] "RTC-framework" driver for DS1307 and similar RTC chips
David Brownell [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:17 +0000]
[PATCH] "RTC-framework" driver for DS1307 and similar RTC chips

This is an "RTC-framework" driver for DS1307 and similar RTC chips,

It should be a full replacement for the existing ds1337.c driver (using the
older RTC glue), giving a net increase in the number of RTC chips that work
out-of-the-box.  There's a whole cluster of RTCs that are very similar, but
the 1337 driver was a bit too picky to work with most of them.

Still no support for RTC alarm IRQs (on chips that support them).

Signed-off-by: David Brownell <dbrownell@users.sourceforge.net>
Signed-off-by: James Chapman <jchapman@katalix.com>
Signed-off-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Correct sa'K' description in sysrq.txt
Jesper Juhl [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:16 +0000]
[PATCH] Correct sa'K' description in sysrq.txt

sysrq SAK is described as being something you should mistake for SAK from
c2 compliant systems - whoops.  What's meant is that it should *not* be
mistaken as such.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] printk time parameter
Jan Engelhardt [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:15 +0000]
[PATCH] printk time parameter

Currently, enabling/disabling printk timestamps is only possible through
reboot (bootparam) or recompile.  I normally do not run with timestamps
(since syslog handles that in a good manner), but for measuring small
kernel delays (e.g.  irq probing - see parport thread) I needed subsecond
precision, but then again, just for some minutes rather than all kernel
messages to come.  The following patch adds a module_param() with which the
timestamps can be en-/disabled in a live system through
/sys/modules/printk/parameters/printk_time.

Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] radixtree: normalize radix_tree_tag_get() return value
Wu Fengguang [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:14 +0000]
[PATCH] radixtree: normalize radix_tree_tag_get() return value

In radix_tree_tag_get(), return normalized value of 0/1, as indicated
by its comment.

Signed-off-by: Wu Fengguang <wfg@mail.ustc.edu.cn>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] epoll: use unlocked wqueue operations
Davide Libenzi [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:14 +0000]
[PATCH] epoll: use unlocked wqueue operations

A few days ago Arjan signaled a lockdep red flag on epoll locks, and
precisely between the epoll's device structure lock (->lock) and the wait
queue head lock (->lock).

Like I explained in another email, and directly to Arjan, this can't happen
in reality because of the explicit check at eventpoll.c:592, that does not
allow to drop an epoll fd inside the same epoll fd.  Since lockdep is
working on per-structure locks, it will never be able to know of policies
enforced in other parts of the code.

It was decided time ago of having the ability to drop epoll fds inside
other epoll fds, that triggers a very trick wakeup operations (due to
possibly reentrant callback-driven wakeups) handled by the
ep_poll_safewake() function.  While looking again at the code though, I
noticed that all the operations done on the epoll's main structure wait
queue head (->wq) are already protected by the epoll lock (->lock), so that
locked-style functions can be used to manipulate the ->wq member.  This
makes both a lock-acquire save, and lockdep happy.

Running totalmess on my dual opteron for a while did not reveal any problem
so far:

http://www.xmailserver.org/totalmess.c

Signed-off-by: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] nbd: endian annotations
Alexey Dobriyan [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:13 +0000]
[PATCH] nbd: endian annotations

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: Paul Clements <Paul.Clements@steeleye.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Make EXT2_DEBUG work again
Valerie Henson [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:12 +0000]
[PATCH] Make EXT2_DEBUG work again

This patch makes EXT2_DEBUG work again.  Due to lack of proper include
file, EXT2_DEBUG was undefined in bitmap.c and ext2_count_free() is left
out.  Moved to balloc.c and removed bitmap.c entirely.

Second, debug versions of ext2_count_free_{inodes/blocks} reacquires
superblock lock.  Moved lock into callers.

Signed-off-by: Val Henson <val_henson@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] emu10k1: mark midi_spinlock as used
Alexey Dobriyan [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:11 +0000]
[PATCH] emu10k1: mark midi_spinlock as used

Why is it marked unused when in fact it's used?

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] for_each_cpu_mask() warning fix
Andrew Morton [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:10 +0000]
[PATCH] for_each_cpu_mask() warning fix

On UP, this:

       cpumask_t mask = node_to_cpumask(numa_node_id());

       for_each_cpu_mask(cpu, mask)

does this:

mm/readahead.c: In function `node_readahead_aging':
mm/readahead.c:850: warning: unused variable `mask'

which is unpleasantly fixed by this:

Acked-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Make sysctl obligatory except under CONFIG_EMBEDDED
H. Peter Anvin [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:10 +0000]
[PATCH] Make sysctl obligatory except under CONFIG_EMBEDDED

Make makes sysctl non-optional unless EMBEDDED is set.  There are a number
of interfaces exposed via sysctl, enough that it has to be considered core
kernel functionality at this point.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] introduce WARN_ON_ONCE(cond)
Ingo Molnar [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:09 +0000]
[PATCH] introduce WARN_ON_ONCE(cond)

Add WARN_ON_ONCE(cond) to print once-per-bootup messages.

[rostedt@goodmis.org: improve code generation]
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Make procfs obligatory except under CONFIG_EMBEDDED
H. Peter Anvin [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:08 +0000]
[PATCH] Make procfs obligatory except under CONFIG_EMBEDDED

Make procfs non-optional unless EMBEDDED is set, just like sysfs.  procfs
is already de facto required for a large subset of Linux functionality.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel-doc: mm/readhead fixup
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:08 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel-doc: mm/readhead fixup

Put short function description for read_cache_pages() on one line as needed
by kernel-doc.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ext3_fsblk_t: the rest of in-kernel filesystem blocks conversion
Mingming Cao [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:07 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3_fsblk_t: the rest of in-kernel filesystem blocks conversion

Convert the ext3 in-kernel filesystem blocks to ext3_fsblk_t.  Convert the
rest of all unsigned long type in-kernel filesystem blocks to ext3_fsblk_t,
and replace the printk format string respondingly.

Signed-off-by: Mingming Cao <cmm@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ext3_fsblk_t: filesystem, group blocks and bug fixes
Mingming Cao [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:06 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3_fsblk_t: filesystem, group blocks and bug fixes

Some of the in-kernel ext3 block variable type are treated as signed 4 bytes
int type, thus limited ext3 filesystem to 8TB (4kblock size based).  While
trying to fix them, it seems quite confusing in the ext3 code where some
blocks are filesystem-wide blocks, some are group relative offsets that need
to be signed value (as -1 has special meaning).  So it seem saner to define
two types of physical blocks: one is filesystem wide blocks, another is
group-relative blocks.  The following patches clarify these two types of
blocks in the ext3 code, and fix the type bugs which limit current 32 bit ext3
filesystem limit to 8TB.

With this series of patches and the percpu counter data type changes in the mm
tree, we are able to extend exts filesystem limit to 16TB.

This work is also a pre-request for the recent >32 bit ext3 work, and makes
the kernel to able to address 48 bit ext3 block a lot easier: Simply redefine
ext3_fsblk_t from unsigned long to sector_t and redefine the format string for
ext3 filesystem block corresponding.

Two RFC with a series patches have been posted to ext2-devel list and have
been reviewed and discussed:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ext2-devel&m=114722190816690&w=2

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ext2-devel&m=114784919525942&w=2

Patches are tested on both 32 bit machine and 64 bit machine, <8TB ext3 and
>8TB ext3 filesystem(with the latest to be released e2fsprogs-1.39).  Tests
includes overnight fsx, tiobench, dbench and fsstress.

This patch:

Defines ext3_fsblk_t and ext3_grpblk_t, and the printk format string for
filesystem wide blocks.

This patch classifies all block group relative blocks, and ext3_fsblk_t blocks
occurs in the same function where used to be confusing before.  Also include
kernel bug fixes for filesystem wide in-kernel block variables.  There are
some fileystem wide blocks are treated as int/unsigned int type in the kernel
currently, especially in ext3 block allocation and reservation code.  This
patch fixed those bugs by converting those variables to ext3_fsblk_t(unsigned
long) type.

Signed-off-by: Mingming Cao <cmm@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] megaraid_mbox: fix section mismatch warnings
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:05 +0000]
[PATCH] megaraid_mbox: fix section mismatch warnings

Fix section warning:
WARNING: drivers/scsi/megaraid/megaraid_mbox.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'megaraid_probe_one' (at offset 0x171e) and 'megaraid_queue_command'

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] wd7000: fix section mismatch warnings
Randy.Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:05 +0000]
[PATCH] wd7000: fix section mismatch warnings

From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>

Fix section mismatch in wd7000 driver:
WARNING: drivers/scsi/wd7000.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text after 'wd7000_detect' (at offset 0xa5d)
WARNING: drivers/scsi/wd7000.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text after 'wd7000_detect' (at offset 0xab6)
WARNING: drivers/scsi/wd7000.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text after 'wd7000_detect' (at offset 0xb67

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] AX88796 parallel port driver
Ben Dooks [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:03 +0000]
[PATCH] AX88796 parallel port driver

Driver for the simple parallel port interface on the Asix AX88796 chip on
an platform_bus.

[akpm@osdl.org: x86_64 build fix]
Signed-off-by: Ben Dooks <ben-linux@fluff.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Remove unecessary NULL check in kernel/acct.c
Matt Helsley [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:03 +0000]
[PATCH] Remove unecessary NULL check in kernel/acct.c

copy_process() appears to be the only caller of acct_clear_integrals() and
does not pass in NULL task pointers.  Remove the unecessary check.

Signed-off-by: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Make copy_from_user_inatomic NOT zero the tail on i386
NeilBrown [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:48:02 +0000]
[PATCH] Make copy_from_user_inatomic NOT zero the tail on i386

As described in a previous patch and documented in mm/filemap.h,
copy_from_user_inatomic* shouldn't zero out the tail of the buffer after an
incomplete copy.

This patch implements that change for i386.

For the _nocache version, a new __copy_user_intel_nocache is defined similar
to copy_user_zeroio_intel_nocache, and this is ultimately used for the copy.

For the regular version, __copy_from_user_ll_nozero is defined which uses
__copy_user and __copy_user_intel - the later needs casts to reposition the
__user annotations.

If copy_from_user_atomic is given a constant length of 1, 2, or 4, then we do
still zero the destintion on failure.  This didn't seem worth the effort of
fixing as the places where it is used really don't care.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Prepare for __copy_from_user_inatomic to not zero missed bytes
NeilBrown [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:58 +0000]
[PATCH] Prepare for __copy_from_user_inatomic to not zero missed bytes

The problem is that when we write to a file, the copy from userspace to
pagecache is first done with preemption disabled, so if the source address is
not immediately available the copy fails *and* *zeros* *the* *destination*.

This is a problem because a concurrent read (which admittedly is an odd thing
to do) might see zeros rather that was there before the write, or what was
there after, or some mixture of the two (any of these being a reasonable thing
to see).

If the copy did fail, it will immediately be retried with preemption
re-enabled so any transient problem with accessing the source won't cause an
error.

The first copying does not need to zero any uncopied bytes, and doing so
causes the problem.  It uses copy_from_user_atomic rather than copy_from_user
so the simple expedient is to change copy_from_user_atomic to *not* zero out
bytes on failure.

The first of these two patches prepares for the change by fixing two places
which assume copy_from_user_atomic does zero the tail.  The two usages are
very similar pieces of code which copy from a userspace iovec into one or more
page-cache pages.  These are changed to remove the assumption.

The second patch changes __copy_from_user_inatomic* to not zero the tail.
Once these are accepted, I will look at similar patches of other architectures
where this is important (ppc, mips and sparc being the ones I can find).

This patch:

There is a problem with __copy_from_user_inatomic zeroing the tail of the
buffer in the case of an error.  As it is called in atomic context, the error
may be transient, so it results in zeros being written where maybe they
shouldn't be.

In the usage in filemap, this opens a window for a well timed read to see data
(zeros) which is not consistent with any ordering of reads and writes.

Most cases where __copy_from_user_inatomic is called, a failure results in
__copy_from_user being called immediately.  As long as the latter zeros the
tail, the former doesn't need to.  However in *copy_from_user_iovec
implementations (in both filemap and ntfs/file), it is assumed that
copy_from_user_inatomic will zero the tail.

This patch removes that assumption, so that after this patch it will
be safe for copy_from_user_inatomic to not zero the tail.

This patch also adds some commentary to filemap.h and asm-i386/uaccess.h.

After this patch, all architectures that might disable preempt when
kmap_atomic is called need to have their __copy_from_user_inatomic* "fixed".
This includes
 - powerpc
 - i386
 - mips
 - sparc

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Anton Altaparmakov <aia21@cantab.net>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] constify libcrc32c table
Andreas Mohr [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:57 +0000]
[PATCH] constify libcrc32c table

constify a medium-large CRC code table.

Signed-off-by: Andreas Mohr <andi@lisas.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] constify parts of kernel/power/
Andreas Mohr [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:56 +0000]
[PATCH] constify parts of kernel/power/

Signed-off-by: Andreas Mohr <andi@lisas.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] cpuset: remove extra cpuset_zone_allowed check in __alloc_pages
Chris Wright [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:55 +0000]
[PATCH] cpuset: remove extra cpuset_zone_allowed check in __alloc_pages

This is redundant with check in wakeup_kswapd.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
Acked-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Updated kdump documentation
David Wilder [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:55 +0000]
[PATCH] Updated kdump documentation

Cc: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] moxa: partial CodingStyle cleanup & spelling fixes
Jesper Juhl [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:54 +0000]
[PATCH] moxa: partial CodingStyle cleanup & spelling fixes

Do a *partial* CodingStyle cleanup, correct some spelling in printk()'s &&
convert C++ comments to C comments - in moxa driver.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] moxa: remove pointless check of 'tty' argument vs NULL
Jesper Juhl [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:53 +0000]
[PATCH] moxa: remove pointless check of 'tty' argument vs NULL

Remove pointless check of 'tty' argument vs NULL from moxa driver.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] moxa: remove pointless casts
Jesper Juhl [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:52 +0000]
[PATCH] moxa: remove pointless casts

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ext3: remove inconsistent space before exclamation point in mount code
Theodore Ts'o [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:52 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3: remove inconsistent space before exclamation point in mount code

This was reported as Debian bug #336604.

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ext3: fix memory leak when the journal file is corrupted
Theodore Ts'o [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:51 +0000]
[PATCH] ext3: fix memory leak when the journal file is corrupted

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] ext2: clean up dead code from mount code
Theodore Ts'o [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:50 +0000]
[PATCH] ext2: clean up dead code from mount code

The variable i is guaranteed to be the same as db_count given the previous
for loop.  So get rid of it since it's dead code.

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Avoid disk sector_t overflow for >2TB ext3 filesystem
Mingming Cao [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:50 +0000]
[PATCH] Avoid disk sector_t overflow for >2TB ext3 filesystem

If ext3 filesystem is larger than 2TB, and sector_t is a u32 (i.e.
CONFIG_LBD not defined in the kernel), the calculation of the disk sector
will overflow.  Add check at ext3_fill_super() and ext3_group_extend() to
prevent mount/remount/resize >2TB ext3 filesystem if sector_t size is 4
bytes.

Verified this patch on a 32 bit platform without CONFIG_LBD defined
(sector_t is 32 bits long), mount refuse to mount a 10TB ext3.

Signed-off-by: Mingming Cao<cmm@us.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger@clusterfs.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] schedule_on_each_cpu(): reduce kmalloc() size
Andrew Morton [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:49 +0000]
[PATCH] schedule_on_each_cpu(): reduce kmalloc() size

schedule_on_each_cpu() presently does a large kmalloc - 96 kbytes on 1024 CPU
64-bit.

Rework it so that we do one 8192-byte allocation and then a pile of tiny ones,
via alloc_percpu().  This has a much higher chance of success (100% in the
current VM).

This also has the effect of reducing the memory requirements from NR_CPUS*n to
num_possible_cpus()*n.

Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@engr.sgi.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel-doc: script cleanups
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:48 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel-doc: script cleanups

Fix indentation.
Quote a brace '{' so that vi won't be fooled by it.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel-doc: drop leading space in sections
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:47 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel-doc: drop leading space in sections

Drop leading space of kernel-doc section contents.

"Section" data (contents) are split from the section header
(e.g., Note: below is a section header:
 * Note: list_empty on entry does not return true after this, the entry is
 * in an undefined state.
).

Currently the data/contents begins with a space and is left that way, which
causes it to look bad when printed (in text mode; see example below), so
just remove the leading space.

Note:

list_empty on entry does not return true after this, the entry is in an
undefined state.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] EDD isn't EXPERIMENTAL anymore
Chris Wedgwood [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:46 +0000]
[PATCH] EDD isn't EXPERIMENTAL anymore

Lots of people use this.  Apparently RH has for over 18 months so lets
drop EXPERIMENTAL.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wedgwood <cw@f00f.org>
Cc: Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch@dell.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] pdflush: handle resume wakeups
Andrew Morton [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:46 +0000]
[PATCH] pdflush: handle resume wakeups

pdflush is carefully designed to ensure that all wakeups have some
corresponding work to do - if a woken-up pdflush thread discovers that it
hasn't been given any work to do then this is considered an error.

That all broke when swsusp came along - because a timer-delivered wakeup to a
frozen pdflush thread will just get lost.  This causes the pdflush thread to
get lost as well: the writeback timer is supposed to be re-armed by pdflush in
process context, but pdflush doesn't execute the callout which does this.

Fix that up by ignoring the return value from try_to_freeze(): jsut proceed,
see if we have any work pending and only go back to sleep if that is not the
case.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] cpqarray section fix
Andrew Morton [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:45 +0000]
[PATCH] cpqarray section fix

WARNING: drivers/block/cpqarray.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'cpqarray_register_ctlr' (at offset 0xe98) and 'alloc_cpqarray_hba'
WARNING: drivers/block/cpqarray.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .text between 'cpqarray_register_ctlr' (at offset 0xe9c) and 'alloc_cpqarray_hba'

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] IDE CD end-of media error fix
Alan Cox [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:44 +0000]
[PATCH] IDE CD end-of media error fix

This is a patch from Alan that fixes a real ide-cd.c regression causing
bogus "Media Check" failures for perfectly valid Fedora install ISOs, on
certain CD-ROM drives.

This is a forward port to 2.6.16 (from RHEL) of the minimal changes for the
end of media problem.  It may not be sufficient for some controllers
(promise notably) and it does not touch the locking so the error path
locking is as horked as in mainstream.

From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

I have ported the patch to 2.6.17-rc4 and tested it by provoking
end-of-media IO errors with an unaligned ISO image.  Unlike the vanilla
kernel, the patched kernel interpreted the error condition correctly with
512 byte granularity:

 hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
 hdc: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
 ide: failed opcode was: unknown
 ATAPI device hdc:
   Error: Illegal request -- (Sense key=0x05)
   Illegal mode for this track or incompatible medium -- (asc=0x64, ascq=0x00)
   The failed "Read 10" packet command was:
   "28 00 00 04 fb 78 00 00 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 "
 end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 1306080
 Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 163260
 Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 163261
 Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 163262

the unpatched kernel produces an incorrect error dump:

 hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
 hdc: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
 ide: failed opcode was: unknown
 end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 1306080
 Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 163260
 hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
 hdc: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
 ide: failed opcode was: unknown
 end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 1306088
 Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 163261
 hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
 hdc: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
 ide: failed opcode was: unknown
 end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 1306096
 Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 163262

I do not have the right type of CD-ROM drive to reproduce the end-of-media
data corruption bug myself, but this same patch in RHEL solved it.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Cc: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] list.h doc: change "counter" to "cursor"
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:43 +0000]
[PATCH] list.h doc: change "counter" to "cursor"

Use loop "cursor" instead of loop "counter" for list iterator descriptions.
They are not counters, they are pointers or positions.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] fix list.h kernel-doc
Randy Dunlap [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:42 +0000]
[PATCH] fix list.h kernel-doc

kernel-doc:

Put all short function descriptions on one line or if they are too long,
omit the short description & add a Description: section for them.

Change some list iterator descriptions to use "current" point instead of
"existing" point.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] nbd: kill obsolete changelog, add GPL
Pavel Machek [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:42 +0000]
[PATCH] nbd: kill obsolete changelog, add GPL

nbd abuses file header as a changelog (and obsolete one, too), and fails to
mention GPL.  This fixes it.

Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
Cc: <Paul.Clements@steeleye.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] kernel/sys.c: cleanups
Adrian Bunk [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:41 +0000]
[PATCH] kernel/sys.c: cleanups

- proper prototypes for the following functions:
  - ctrl_alt_del()  (in include/linux/reboot.h)
  - getrusage()     (in include/linux/resource.h)
- make the following needlessly global functions static:
  - kernel_restart_prepare()
  - kernel_kexec()

[akpm@osdl.org: compile fix]
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Make printk work for really early debugging
Michael Ellerman [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:40 +0000]
[PATCH] Make printk work for really early debugging

Currently printk is no use for early debugging because it refuses to
actually print anything to the console unless
cpu_online(smp_processor_id()) is true.

The stated explanation is that console drivers may require per-cpu
resources, or otherwise barf, because the system is not yet setup
correctly.  Fair enough.

However some console drivers might be quite happy running early during
boot, in fact we have one, and so it'd be nice if printk understood that.

So I added a flag (which I would have called CON_BOOT, but that's taken)
called CON_ANYTIME, which indicates that a console is happy to be called
anytime, even if the cpu is not yet online.

Tested on a Power 5 machine, with both a CON_ANYTIME driver and a bogus
console driver that BUG()s if called while offline.  No problems AFAICT.
Built for i386 UP & SMP.

Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] Add driver for ARM AMBA PL031 RTC
Deepak Saxena [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:38 +0000]
[PATCH] Add driver for ARM AMBA PL031 RTC

Add a driver for the ARM PL031 RTC found on some ARM SOCs.  The driver is
fairly trivial as the RTC only provides a read/write and alarm capability.

[akpm@osdl.org: compile fix]
Signed-off-by: Deepak <dsaxena@plexity.net>
Acked-by: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] idetape gcc 4.1 warning fix
Daniel Walker [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:37 +0000]
[PATCH] idetape gcc 4.1 warning fix

In both the read and write cases it will return an error if
copy_{from/to}_user faults.  However, I let the driver try to read/write as
much as it can just as it normally would , then finally it returns an error
if there was one.  This was the most straight forward way to handle the
error , since there isn't a clear way to clean up the buffers on error .

I moved retval in idetape_chrdev_write() down into the actual code blocks
since it's really once used there, and it conflicted with my ret variable.

Fixes the following warning,

drivers/ide/ide-tape.c: In function â\200\230idetape_copy_stage_from_userâ\200\231:
drivers/ide/ide-tape.c:2662: warning: ignoring return value of â\200\230copy_from_userâ\200\231, declared with attribute warn_unused_result
drivers/ide/ide-tape.c: In function â\200\230idetape_copy_stage_to_userâ\200\231:
drivers/ide/ide-tape.c:2689: warning: ignoring return value of â\200\230copy_to_userâ\200\231, declared with attribute warn_unused_result

Signed-off-by: Daniel Walker <dwalker@mvista.com>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] openpromfs: factorize out
Jan Engelhardt [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:36 +0000]
[PATCH] openpromfs: factorize out

"Move" "common code" out to PTR_NOD, which does the conversion from private
pointer to node number.  This is to reduce potential casting/conversion errors
due to redundancy.  (The naming PTR_NOD follows PTR_ERR, turning a pointer
into xyz.)

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups]
Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@gmx.de>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] openpromfs: remove unnecessary casts
Jan Engelhardt [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:35 +0000]
[PATCH] openpromfs: remove unnecessary casts

Remove unnecessary casts in fs/openpromfs/inode.c

Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@gmx.de>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] openpromfs: fix missing NUL
Jan Engelhardt [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:35 +0000]
[PATCH] openpromfs: fix missing NUL

tchars is not '\0'-terminated so the strtoul may run into problems.  Fix that.
 Also make tchars as big as a long in hexadecimal form would take rather than
just 16.

Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@gmx.de>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] drivers/char/applicom.c: proper module_{init,exit}
Adrian Bunk [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:34 +0000]
[PATCH] drivers/char/applicom.c: proper module_{init,exit}

Convert the driver to use module_{init,exit}.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Acked-by: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] oprofile: convert from semaphores to mutexes
Markus Armbruster [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:33 +0000]
[PATCH] oprofile: convert from semaphores to mutexes

Signed-off-by: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>
Cc: Philippe Elie <phil.el@wanadoo.fr>
Cc: John Levon <levon@movementarian.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

13 years ago[PATCH] msnd section fix
Andrew Morton [Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:47:32 +0000]
[PATCH] msnd section fix

WARNING: sound/oss/msnd.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:msnd_register from __ksymtab between '__ksymtab_msnd_register' (at offset 0x0) and '__ksymtab_msnd_unregister'

This symbol is exported.  It'll oops if the driver is nonmodular and the
caller is modular.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>